Colleges in Austin

Colleges in Austin

Austin is Texas’ state capital, the fourth most populous city in the state, and is home to a number of colleges and universities, including the University of Texas flagship location and headquarters. UT-Austin, whose Department of Radio-Television-Film has helped the city become a popular location for motion pictures, is considered a Public Ivy and a member of the Association of American Universities. The city of Austin also hosts several film festivals, including the SXSW Film Festival. The Texas State University System (TSUS) is also headquartered in downtown Austin, in O. Henry Hall, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Considered a major center for high tech, Austin’s technology and defense industry sectors have rapidly grown thanks in large part to engineering and computer science graduates. The area has been nicknamed “Silicon Hills” and has operations for big-name companies that include 3M, Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Dropbox, Paypal, Qualcomm, Inc.,and more. Austin is also part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network under Media Arts.

Austin is home to a number of religious institutions, including the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, the Austin Graduate School of Theology, St. Edward’s University, and Huston-Tillotson University, a historically black institution affiliated with the Methodist church. The Austin Community College District (ACC) is also centrally located around the city of the same name and serves more than 100,000 students in the area through its network of campuses.  

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A Public Ivy and space-grant institution, the University of Texas at Austin is one of nine academic universities in the UT system, and also the first. Founded in 1883 and home to 18 schools and colleges, it is one of the largest schools in the US but...

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The University of Texas at Austin (UT) was named a Public Ivy meaning that you can get a very good education at a public university. From my experience at UT, I believe that the title is well deserved. I am currently enrolled in the Cockrell School...

” – Brendan from Kennedale, TX

Founded in 1899, Texas State University is a 4-year public school in south Texas and the largest campus in the TSU system. TSU hosts nine colleges conferring undergraduate degrees in 98 academic majors. Every year, Texas State unveils a Common...

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The professors here at Texas State strive very hard to get their students on the right track. The school offers many educational tools like instructional assistants, tutors, SLAC, math learning center, writing center, library assistance, and many...

” – Karla from San Marcos, TX

Founded in 1840, Southwestern University is a 4-year liberal arts college in the Austin metro area and the oldest university in Texas. Southwestern grants undergrad degrees in over 40 academic majors and minors. Additionally, Southwestern originated...

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Southwestern has a vigorous academic workload. Be prepared to study and write more than all high school years combined. It's worth it, however, because at the end of the semester/year, you will be able to look back with a sense of accomplishment at...

” – Brittany

Founded in the Holy Cross tradition, St. Edward’s University is a liberal arts institution located three miles from downtown Austin, TX. St. Edward’s confers bachelor’s degrees in more than 50 academic majors and offers pre-professional programs in...

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An incredibly beautiful school with a rich, proud history. Small, with attention payed to every student. A bit expensive, but well worth the money.

” – Diana from Santa Fe, NM

Affiliated with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, Concordia University Texas is a 4-year private institution in Austin and a campus of the Concordia University system. Concordia is home to six colleges and schools granting undergraduate degrees in...

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Concordia University Texas is great small school, filled with great Christian people who really care. It is located on a gorgeous nature preserve, not too far from downtown Austin. I've had many great learning experiences doing service work and being...

” – Kat from Austin, TX

Huston-Tillotson University is a private historically black institution located in Austin, Texas. It is affiliated with both the United Church of Christ and United Methodist Church and offers students a weekly chapel service, bible study groups, and...

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A small university main purpose to better educate kids and send graduates off with a wide variety of opportunties to suceed in life.

” – Shaniqua from Killeen, TX

Austin Community College district is a 2-year institution based in Austin, Texas. ACC offers associate degrees and professional certification programs. High school students can sign up for dual-credit programs and earn college credit while working on...

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Although this college is in fact a community college, it's really not that bad of a school. It definitely depends on campuses, but that's the great part about it; you can choose whichever campus you want, find the teacher you want, and choose from a...

” – Mary from Austin, TX

Established under the synod of Texas in the Presbyterian Church, the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary is a Christian graduate institution dedicated to training students for the ministry. Austin Seminary is home to four master’s degree...

Affiliated with the Churches of Christ, Austin Graduate School of Theology is a Christian graduate school in Texas’ capital city. With a focus on training students for ministry, Austin Grad offers a bachelor’s degree in Christian Studies and master’s...

Affiliated with the Episcopal church, Seminary of the Southwest is a Christian graduate school in Austin. Southwest grants master’s degrees in Divinity, Religion, Spiritual Formation, Chaplaincy, and Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Additionally...